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Seasonal Model School Vice Principal (Francophone) at Peace Corps Cameroon

   (Cameroon)

Posted : 2 February, 2018
Category : Education   Location : Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Position: Seasonal  Model School  Vice  Principal (Francophone)
Supervisor: Program Manager for Education & Training Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the  Education Program Manager the Vice  Principal  will design, facilitate, monitor and  evaluate model school for newer Peace Corps  Trainees in Cameroon  living in homestay s undergoing Pre - Service  Training (PST). Peace Corps utilizes a community based approach  in a rural /semi - urban setting  to train  Trainees .  The position is  seasonal covering the Peace Corps P ST timeframe which typically is 2 to  4 months (non - consecutive /mostly during long holidays ) and  based where Peace Corps training takes place. Candidates should  demonstrate the ability to work and live in a rural setting with  very limited resources . Teaching and cross - cultural skills are required.

The  Model School  Vice  Principal  will have the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • Model School 80%
  • Trainee Support 20%                                         

Model School : 

  • Lead Roles
    • Carry  out  registration  of  students  and  participate  in  the  management  of  Model  School  funds  in  line  with  guiding principles in place.
    • Prepare  pedagogic  documents  such  as  Report  cards,  mark  sheets,  master  sheets,  roll  call  lists,  log  books,  scheme of work forms
    • Participate in technical sessions to share teaching experience
    • Facilitate technical sessions directly related to Model School
  • Support Roles ( Supporting Model School  Principal )
    • Set  up,  organize,  and run  a  six - week  Model  School  which  serves  as  practicum  for  Trainees training  to  be  teaching in Cameroonian schools. 
    • Do marketing of the  Model School to recruit students and teachers 
    • Prepare i nvitations for the opening and the closing of Model School.
    • Prepare students lists. - Set up attendance sheets for students and teachers.
    • Organize and supervise prizes for the best Model School students. 
    • Write a final administrative and  financial report of  Model School
  • Conduct Pre-training Research to prepare task analyses, identify resources, and clarify training goals with Peace  Corps staff
  • Collaborate with Language Trainers and other training staff to integrate all training components in technical  lessons 
  • Formally evaluate  technical pro gress of  Trainees including  weekly individual feedback to  Trainees 
  • Maintain files of written lesson plans and handouts for  all technical programs
  • Participate in the design and implementation of the competency - based language  curriculum
  • Assist the Training Manager and the  Program Manager/Program & Training Assistant in developing, assessing  and redesigning competencies and training sessions as required
  • Participate, as needed, in design and delivery of follow up Volunteer in-service trainings (ISTs ) Trainee Support
  • Participate as  a  team member with other  Trainers in the integrated design and implementation of the Community Based Training program (including participating in pre-training research) 
  • Ensure that safety and security competencies are incorporated and actively integrated in PST and effectively  delivered to PCTs so that their  achievement is properly evaluated and documented | Peace Corps Cameroon Personal Service Contract Statement of Work 
  • Support the safety and security systems that are in place for  PST , including reinforcing to PCTs  their roles and responsibilities related to their personal safety and security
  • Evaluate Trainee progress according to the Trainee Assessment Portfolio and provide feedback to  Trainees using  the Coach Approach methodology  
  • Provide guidance to  Trainees and o ther training staff 
  • Participate in non-technical sessions (i.e. technical/medical/safety sessions) to reinforce  and provide  support
  • Perform any other duty assigned by  PM or TM

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University  degree

Prior  Work  Experience : At  least  6 years  of  experience  teaching  secondary  education AND  at  least  2  years  of  experience in school administration as Principal or Vice Principal in  the  Francophone sub-system .

Language Proficiency: Excellent verbal and written communication skills  in  English

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Work as a team member under high pressure;  
  • Efficiently design and deliver sessions using Adult Learning Principles and the Experiential Learn ing Cycle.  
  • Skill as a trainer, facilitator, and mentor in a cross - cultural setting
  • Knowledgeable on differences between teacher centered and student - centered teaching approaches; 
  • Proficiency in use of the internet and with Microsoft programs:  Outlook ( email), Excel, PowerPoint , Word,  etc.   
  • Experience working in cross - cultural settings, sensitivity and familiarity with diversity of American and  Cameroonian cultures;
  • Ability to work successfully within a multi - cultural office.
  • Strong communication and i nterpersonal skills, conflict management skills, diplomacy and tact with staff,  Trainees,  Trainees , community members and members of government.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a strong sense of integrity.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • A strong knowled ge of Peace Corps, its mission, and its approach to development.  
  • Highly organized, analytical, logistics oriented, and professional with an ability to successfully network on behalf of  the Program.  

HOW TO APPY : 

To be consider ed as a candidate for this position, it is required that you  submit a cover letter, a resume,  salary history ,  and  at  least  three  references to  PROCUREMENTCAMEROON@cm.peacecorps.gov with  Seasonal  Education  Model School  Vice  Principal Francophone in the subject line, by midnight local time February 14th 2018 .